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Mexican is first to double summit on Everest in 1 climbing season

Kathmandu, May 19 (EFE).- Mexican David Liaño Gonzalez on Sunday became the first climber to double summit on Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, in the same season, the climb's organizers said. Liaño Gonzalez reached the top of the world via both the north and south sides of Everest, Asian Trekking said. The 33-year-old Liaño Gonzalez reached the summit of Everest on Sunday via the Tibetan north side after climbing to the mountain's top on May 11 from the south side in Nepal.

Saudi woman tops Everest as country warms to women in sports

Saudi woman Raha Moharrak reached the summit of Nepal's Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, in a first for the conservative Muslim kingdom where women's sports are severely restricted, tourism officials said Sunday. The 25-year-old reached the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) summit early Saturday morning with a party of foreign mountaineers and Nepalese guides. "She reached the peak with 12 other members of the expedition," Gyanendra Shrestha, an official with Nepal's tourism ministry, told AFP from Everest Base Camp.

Japan man, 80, starts Everest ascent

An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer has begun his ascent of Mount Everest, his website said, in a bid to become the oldest man to reach the roof of the world. In a voice message recorded on his website, Yuichiro Miura said the expedition was setting off Thursday for a climb that was expected to take a little over a week. "We plan to stand on the summit on May 24... We are all doing well, getting in position to tackle the mountain." Miura is trying to get back a Guinness World Record that he first held in 2003 when he became the oldest man to climb Everest.

Climbers quit expedition after Everest brawl

A trio of European mountaineers involved in a high-altitude brawl with Nepalese guides on Mount Everest have cancelled their trip and and are to return from the Himalayas, the climbers said Tuesday. Famed climbers Ueli Steck of Switzerland and Simone Moro of Italy, accompanied by British alpine photographer Jonathan Griffith, claimed they were attacked by an "out-of-control mob" on Saturday.

Climbers quit expedition after Everest brawl

A trio of European climbers involved in a high-altitude brawl with Nepalese guides on Mount Everest have cancelled their trip and and are to return from the Himalayas, climbing sources said Tuesday. Famed mountaineers Ueli Steck of Switzerland and Simone Moro of Italy, accompanied by British alpine photographer Jonathan Griffith, claimed they were attacked by an "out-of-control mob" on Saturday.

Climbers make peace with guides after Everest brawl

A trio of European climbers have made peace with a group of Nepalese guides working on Mount Everest after a "terrifying" high-altitude brawl that sparked a police investigation, officials said Monday. Ueli Steck, a Swiss national famed for his climbing records, and Simone Moro of Italy, who has climbed the world's highest peak four times, had a bust-up with the guides near the summit of the world's highest mountain on Saturday.

Eyewitness describes 'terrifying' Everest brawl

A mountaineer on Everest described Monday the "terrifying" scene of two famous European climbers fighting with Nepalese guides in a high-altitude brawl that has sparked a police investigation. Ueli Steck, a Swiss national who holds climbing records, and Simone Moro of Italy, who has climbed the world's highest peak four times, were approaching the 7,470-metre (24,500 feet) Camp Three on Saturday when the bust-up occurred.

Eyewitness describes 'terrifying' Everest brawl

A mountaineer on Everest described Monday the "terrifying" scene of two famous European climbers fighting with Nepalese guides in a high-altitude brawl that has sparked a police investigation. Ueli Steck, a Swiss national who holds climbing records, and Simone Moro of Italy, who has climbed Everest four times, were approaching the 7,470-metre (24,500 feet) Camp Three on Saturday when the bust-up occurred.

High-altitude Everest brawl sparks police probe

Police near Mount Everest are investigating reports of a fight on the upper reaches of the world's highest mountain between two foreign climbers and their Nepalese guides, officials said Sunday. "We were told our clients and the guides fought on their way to camp three. We don't have all the details yet, but our clients have come down off the peak," said Anish Gupta of Cho-Oyu Trekking, the Kathmandu-based company that organised the expedition.

2 marathons to mark man's ascent on top of the world

To mark the 60th diamond jubilee anniversary of first human ascent on the top of the world, the Mount Everest, two special marathons each of 42.2 km and 60 km will be organized on May 29, from the Everest Base Camp.Himalaya Expedition will dedicate Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon (42.2 km) as Everest diamond jubilee event and launch the one-of-its-kind Mount Everest Extreme Ultra Marathon (60 Km) to coincide with 60th anniversary, Bikram Pandey, chairperson of the organizing committee told the press here on Wednesday.Both of the races will kick off from Everest expedition ba
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